Adobe Photoshop is probably one of the most widely used image editing application and can be used for creating some stellar images. In order to use Photoshop effectively you need to know the Toolbox of Photoshop.
The Toolbox of Adobe Photoshop has been divided into 4 different and unique categories. These categories include
- Retouch & Paint Tools.
- Selection, Crop & Slice Tools.
- Drawing & Type Tools
- Annotations & Measurement Tools.
In this tutorial we will only have a cursory glance at the Retouch & Paint Tools provided by Photoshop as it is not possible to cover the details of all tools in one tutorial. Lets have an overview of Retouch & Paint Tools provided by Photoshop.
Retouch & Paint Tools
Retouch Tools has got Healing Tools which can be used for repairing the imperfections in your images. It can also be used for removing blemishes as well as red eye effect.
Retouch Tools have also got Clone Stamp Tools which can be used for creating clones of a portion that has been defined by selecting a source starting point anywhere from the image and then painting it elsewhere by using the defined starting point as a reference.
It has also got an Eraser Tool which as the name suggests can be used for erasing the portions of your images, layers or your selection.
Retouch Tools category also includes Sharpen Tools which can be used for sharpening the edges in an images.
It has also got Blur Tools which can be used for blurring the edges and with the Smudge Tool you can smudge your images.
It has also got a Dodge Tool which can be used for lightening different parts of your image.
With the Burn Tool you can darken any portion of your images.
It has also got a Sponge Tool which can be used for saturating and desaturating various different parts of an image.
The Painting Tools category has got Brush and Pencil tools which can be used for painting strokes in graphics. These painting tools are very highly customizable so that you can have effective painting.
It has also got Fill Tools which can be used for filling up the entire layers, areas and selections with any solid color or any gradient.